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History of Bristol Trade and Commerce

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tute, George, born 1933 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving on paper, with white paint and pencil

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.4048-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 151

These wood engravings by artist George Tute (born 1933) were photographically enlarged and silk screened onto ten panels measuring 1 x 2.5 metres. They were used to mark the different levels of garage parking within the Gallery shopping mall, and therefore served both a decorative and a functional purpose. In this mural is depicted Bristol Castle from the Roman times to the Civil War, and processions of the city's trades guilds carrying symbols of their trades at different times. This is one of a set of three proofs for the murals, found at E.4046-1995 to E.4048-1995.

Physical description

Wood engraved proof from a set for a mural in the shopping mall, The Gallery, Bristol. In this mural is depicted, in the top register, Bristol Castle from the Roman times to the Civil War, and in the bottom two registers processions of the city's trades guilds carrying symbols of their trades at various times.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Tute, George, born 1933 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving on paper, with white paint and pencil

Marks and inscriptions

[name of period represented]
Inscribed in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 22.8 cm sheet, Width: 37.1 cm sheet

Object history note

Acquired in connection with the display A Fine Line - Commercial Wood Engraving in Britain, V&A, 10 October 1994 - 26 March 1995.

Descriptive line

Wood engraved proof of a mural decoration for The Gallery shopping centre in Bristol, 'History of Bristol Trade and Commerce', designed by George Tute; British, ca. 1990.

Labels and date

[Draft?] These wood engravings were photographically enlarged and silk screened onto 10 panels measuring 1 x 2.5 metres. They were used to mark the different levels of garage parking within the Gallery shopping mall, and therefore served both a decorative and a functional purpose. [1994]

Materials

Ink; Paper; Paint; Pencil

Techniques

Wood engraving

Subjects depicted

Crowd scenes; Aeroplane; Banners; Guilds; Ships; Lighthouses; Costume; Seascape; English flag; Processions; Sheep; Balloon; Flags; Barrels; Battle; Tableware; Geese; Townscapes (built environment); Steam locomotives; Comet; Suspension bridge

Categories

Architecture; Shopping; Wall coverings; Prints; Images Online; Illustration

Production Type

Proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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